We moved from Lugano to Paris many moons ago and nothing cures homesickness like indulging in local foods when travelling back to the Ticino for the holidays. Not only do we Export food shop before we leave Switzerland, we treat ourselves to all kinds of culinary delights that have become part and parcel of our family's how-to-cure-homesickness menu. Here are just a few...
Ticino is an Italian-speaking region in southern Switzerland with palm-lined lakes and sharp Alpine peaks. Its architecture, cuisine and culture is closely related to that of neighbouring Italy.
Cheese from the local alps, most notably Gottardo
Local Ticino tomatoes
October is game season in Ticino. Personally I prefer the side dishes of spätzle, chestnuts, red beets, sprouts and wine-soaked pears
Coop yoghurts still look like they did in the 70s and taste the same too...
Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!
Lindt marketing at it's best... just morph the traditional chocolate easter bunnies into Christmas bears
The classic of all classics: Swiss Milk Chocolate
The most iconic Swiss chocolate, now declined into creative panoply of flavours.
Kids' Export shopping